Damon plays CIA agent Edward Wilson in the crime drama, The Good Shepherd. The film tells the story of the turbulent beginnings of the Central Intelligence Agency through the eyes of one agent. Wilson, a morally upright man with great values may have to sacrifice his ideals for the sake of his career. Co-starring Angelina Jolie and Alec Baldwin and directed by Robert De Niro. On working with De Niro:
It was a very subtle performance and that was by design, and that was all Bob. And I don’t know if I would have done it quite that way had it not been him.